The Triumph Dolomite Club - Discussion Forum

The Number One Club for owners of Triumph's range of small saloons from the 1960s and 1970s.
It is currently Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 320 posts ]  Go to page Previous 117 18 19 20 21 22 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:06 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:02 pm
Posts: 2214
Location: Nr Kenilworth
What thread is in the door pins? I thought it was a random self tapper type of thread on the bar/rods they screw on to? Look very nice :)

Tony

_________________
Membership 2014047


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:57 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 am
Posts: 632
Location: Dorset
Quote:
What thread is in the door pins? I thought it was a random self tapper type of thread on the bar/rods they screw on to? Look very nice :)

Tony
If they're aluminum then a slightly over-size hole would probably let it self-tap enough - it's not like they have that much force on them. I can't imagine you'd be able to machine a custom internal thread that small on a lathe (although I always underestimate what people can do with enough experience).

Either that or you cut the end of the rod off they fit on to and put a known-thread bolt/threaded bar on it.

Steve


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:48 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Thanks guys. Steve got it right. They are brazed onto a piece of threaded rod:) like this.

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:07 pm 
Offline
TDC Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:02 pm
Posts: 2214
Location: Nr Kenilworth
Ah cheeky :) Nice work.

Tony

_________________
Membership 2014047


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:11 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Cheers tony. My harnesses arrived today. Very very pleased!!

Image

Image

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:51 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Ok so here are progress pictures up until now:D

Found this beauty online.

Image

The underside has had a lot of attention!

Image

Image

Image

Image

Then this was liberally applied.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Still a little thin in places so another 6 are ready to be applied. But whilst we were waiting for deliver we got on with the arches.

Image

Image


The o/s/r arch is now all glued on in the final position. Also got the holes drilled for the n/s/r

Image

And bolted on:D

Image

Image

Image


And that's it so far!
More soon


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:24 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Ok so to keep you all up to date here's progress:)
Doors are now almost filled perfectly and all shut lines are perfect very pleased there

Image

Image

Also both rear arch sections are now glued on and filled.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Just chucked the front wings and arches on so we could have a moment of joy:D

Image

Image

Image

We also gave the floor of the car a coat of black whilst we were hanging around waiting for filler to dry:D

Image

Image

And that's you all up to date. Hoping to get ready for a second and final coat of stone chip this Sunday.
Stay tuned!


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:12 am 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Ok let's get you all up to speed! Loads of pics I'm afraid as I've been neglecting my forum updating duties.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Sound deadened the roof

Image

Painted the rear axle.

Image

Loads of pics to follow. Will continue later:p


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:13 pm 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:00 pm
Posts: 999
Can't wait to see the finished article!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:16 am 
Offline
TDC Member

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:35 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is truly inspirational stuff! thank you for sharing. I reckon that car will be twice as good as it was when it came off the line..

Can I ask what the soundproofing on the roof is?

I've just started on my Dolly (fully stripped mechanically and on rotisserie), so I'm still in the state of depression and awe at how much work there is to do, but I'm looking forward to following in your footsteps.

Pete

_________________
I have a fine and extensive collection of old rust. I store it carefully in a Stag.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:28 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Thank you guys. The sound proofing is from eBay. Item number 252645645801

Front subframe needed repair.

Image

So we cut the cups out of another subframe

Image

And then welded them in.

Image

Then time for paint!

Image

And of course fitting

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:35 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Got all the front suspension arms grit blasted.

Image

Then more paint.

Image

And some poly bushes.

Image

I've also got the front calipers fully rebuit and painted. They were pretty grubby.

Image

Got them all de rusted.

Image

And then new Pistons.

Image

Then the fun part.

Image

Image

Over the moon with them. Got some stainless nipples too:D

Image

Still more to update:D


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:19 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:38 pm
Posts: 2619
Location: Birmingham
Schwing!

_________________
Vindicator Sprint, Honda Fireblade RRX 919cc, re-powered by AB Performance. Quick.
1995 Trusty Peugeot 306 XND, no turbine, 227K miles young.
1997 Trusty Peugeot 306 GLX TD, 90K miles and soon to ride again..
Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTD 150 Ti Lusso , no longer smoking.
Various other transient runners for selling.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:37 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
Ok carrying on with the catch up:p

Got both front ball joints stripped and rebuilt.

Image

Image

Image

Also modified the front hubs for the amazing tracker jack brake kit.

Image

Image

Image

Image

And we have built the rear coilovers and fitted them:D

Image

Oh and this beauty arrived.

Image

Stainless big bore downpipe:D

More soon!


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:58 pm 
Offline
Future Club member hopefully!
Future Club member hopefully!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:52 pm
Posts: 1515
Location: neath (wales)
The gearbox took a fair bit of cleaning. But I'm very happy with the result:D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Very pleased 8)


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 320 posts ]  Go to page Previous 117 18 19 20 21 22 Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited